8/2/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Boogaloo Shrimp- An Urban Dance Legend

Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers a dancer and actor known for his role as Turbo in the 1984 film Breakin and the sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Continue reading

6/6/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Tell Me Something Good (Soul Train 1974)

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including “Tell Me Something Good”, “Sweet Thing”, and “Ain’t Nobody”.
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11/4/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark featuring James Brown from The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

12/17/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor Performs Santa Baby

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Teyana Taylor wearing all white with a red leather corset, Taylor put her seductive spin on the holiday classic of Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby on VH1 Divas. Taped at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater after a four-year hiatus, the network celebrated the holiday season by reviving its iconic special with some veteran divas (Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) and divas-in-training (Teyana Taylor, JoJo).

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5/29/16 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Everything Must Change- Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan & Simply Red (live)

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Everything Must Change conducted by Quincy Jones featuring Chaka Khan & Simply Red from the 1996  Montreux Jazz Festival.  Continue reading

3/21/16 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Rufus- Tell Me Something Good

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Tell Me Something Good, a song by Rufus and Chaka Khan, written by Stevie Wonder and released in 1974. Rufus won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus for the song at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards in 1975. Continue reading

2/18/16 O&A NYC: Old Landmark featuring James Brown with Chaka Chan from the Blues Brothers Movie

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This explosive scene from The Blues Brothers features James Brown as Reverend Cleophus James, The Reverend James Cleveland Choir, Chaka Khan and the Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd as Elwood, John Belushi as Jake).

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12/27/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: Hallelujah Chorus- Various Artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards

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 The Hallelujah Chorus (Hallelujah!) from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, performed by various artists at the 1992 Stellar Awards. Arranged and produced by Take 6 alumnus Mervyn Warren, Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1992, and a Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year. Continue reading

1/21/14 O&A Gospel Sunday: Andrae Crouch Tribute

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O&A NYC Magazine honors Gospel legend Andrae Crouch with Let The Church Say Amen featuring Marvin Winans, an excerpt from The Journey documentary and one of his last interviews with Bishop Charles E. Blake.  Continue reading